Johnson City, New York
|Johnson City, New York|
|• Total||4.6 sq mi (11.9 km2)|
|• Land||4.4 sq mi (11.5 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)|
|Elevation||873 ft (266 m)|
|• Density||3,300/sq mi (1,300/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0954109|
The Village of Johnson City was established in the Town of Union, New York and is a part of the "Triple Cities" along with Endicott, New York and Binghamton, New York. Johnson City lies to the west of Binghamton at the eastern side of the Town of Union.
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Known as the Square deal town, from the Square Deal given to all employees of Endicott-Johnson, Johnson City was originally incorporated in 1892 as the Village of Lestershire, In 1916, the village was renamed Johnson City in honor of George F. Johnson, who led the company that was by then known as the Endicott Johnson Corporation.
2009 Dissolution vote
In January 2007, a group of residents organized a petition supporting dissolution of the village for tax reasons. A vote was held on November 3, 2009. On November 12, 2009 the results came back "no" for dissolution by just 42 votes.
Johnson City is located at (42.116694, -75.959322).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.6 square miles (12 km2), of which, 4.4 square miles (11 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (2.84%) is water.
Johnson City is on the north side of the Susquehanna River.
The junction of New York State Route 17 and New York State Route 201, which connects the community to the south side of the Susquehanna River, is in Johnson City. New York State Route 17C parallels NY-17.
As of the census of 2000, there were 15,535 people, 6,981 households, and 3,651 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,497.0 people per square mile (1,350.9/km²). There were 7,650 housing units at an average density of 1,722.1 per square mile (665.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 88.86% White, 3.09% African American, 0.19% Native American, 4.93% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.84% from other races, and 2.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.23% of the population.
There were 6,981 households out of which 22.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.1% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.7% were non-families. 40.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the village the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 85.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.0 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $27,438, and the median income for a family was $39,241. Males had a median income of $31,980 versus $24,656 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,511. About 11.6% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.5% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.
The Oakdale Mall
The Oakdale Mall, opened in 1973 located at Harry L. Drive and Reynolds Road in Johnson City, is a major indoor shopping destination for the Greater Binghamton Area. Anchor stores include Sears (153,694 sq ft.), Macy's (140,000 sq ft., replaced Kaufmann's in 2006), JCPenney (88,318 sq ft.), Bon-Ton (80,000 sq ft.) and Burlington Coat Factory (84,983 sq ft.). The website is http://oakdalemall.com/
Your Home Library, founded in 1917, serves the Village of Johnson City and the surrounding area.
The library building was originally the old Brigham homestead, erected by Elijah Brigham in 1850. The old farmhouse was of wooden construction but was later replaced by a much finer homestead. The new homestead was erected in 1885 and its foundations, walls, and partitions were constructed using brick from the Brigham Brick Yard, situated just north of the library building. The building was chosen by Harry L. Johnson and the Endicott Johnson Corporation as the site of the present library.
In 1920, a large addition was built and the children's room, dining rooms, and kitchen were removed to the new wing of the building. The library was owned, and entirely supported, by the Endicott Johnson Corporation until September 1921 when it was incorporated.
Davis College was founded in 1900 under the leadership of John Adelbert Davis. The first location was on Harrison Street where Wilson Hospital now exists. The present site was bought in 1910 and moved to Riverside Drive in 1911. The college is very small. Dorms are located on Riale Ave and on Riverside Drive. It is in an EJ house neighborhood.
- Billy Martin, baseball player and manager who was killed in a car crash in 1989
- Jiverly Wong, perpetrator of the Binghamton shootings of 2009 was a resident of Johnson City.
- Fred Coury, drummer for 80's hair-metal band Cinderella was raised in Johnson City.
- Jim Johnson, relief pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles was born in Johnson City.
- Jerry D'Amigo professional hockey player for the Toronto Marlies graduated from Johnson City High School.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- Associated Press, "NY gunman angry over poor English skills, job loss", William Kates, 3 April 2009
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Johnson City, New York.|
- Village of Johnson City webpage
- Early history of Union and its communities
- Johnson City Central School District webpage